The purpose of this study is to demonstrate the benefits of a structured
occupational/physical therapy program on upper extremity morbidity for patients who have
received bilateral breast reconstruction in comparison to a home therapy program and no
Hypothesis: Patients who engage in therapist-supervised occupational therapy following
bilateral breast reconstruction have less upper extremity morbidity than those patients who
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Source: National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)
This study will evaluate the use of the personal computer (PC) in occupational therapy. The
results of the study will help occupational therapists develop improved treatment activities
Patients enrolled in various NIH clinical trials who are referred for occupational therapy
may be eligible for this study. Each patient will have at least four computer sessions
within 6 months. They will use the PC to achieve goals they set for themselves-for ... Read More
Virtual Occupational Therapy Application (VOTA) combines low-cost human motion tracking,
commercial game engine technology, and evidence-based Occupational Therapy (OT) practice in
a computer-based virtual world in which stroke patients practice activities of daily living
(ADLs). The protocol investigates the efficacy of VOTA therapy for Upper Extremity (UE)
motor recovery and assesses system usability and user acceptance.
This study integrates a model of occupational-therapy based cognitive rehabilitation as part
of a comprehensive treatment plan for cocaine abusers. We hypothesize that cognitive
impairment and quality of life would improve and that cocaine use would decrease in those
participants receiving occupational-therapy based cognitive rehabilitation.
Source: Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de Albacete
Objectives: To compare the benefits of structured occupational therapy intervention by a
single geriatric therapist with the benefits of the conventional treatment model in the
functional recovery of patients admitted to an acute geriatric unit.
Design: Non-pharmacological randomised clinical trial. Setting: Acute Geriatric Unit,
Albacete, Spain. Participants: The trial included 400 patients admitted consecutively over 6
months to an acute geriatric unit ... Read More
This cluster randomized waiting-list controlled pilot study will evaluate the effectiveness
of pain management group activity organized by the OH on pain intensity and associated
disability, and co-occurrence of mental or sleep problem in patients with chronic pain.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a chronic condition involving an impairment in
functionality and in the execution of activities of daily life. The hypothesis of this study
is that an occupational therapy intervention added to a physiotherapy program and a medical
treatment increase the functionality and the quality of life of patients with chronic
obstructive pulmonary disease.
This is a randomized, controlled trial to compare the efficacy of two strategies of
non-pharmacological prevention of delirium in critically non-ventilated older patients:
- standard non-pharmacological prevention
- intensive nonpharmacological prevention (standard non-pharmacological prevention plus
early and intensive occupational therapy).
To assess the effectiveness of the Stimulation of Activities of Daily Living (SADL)
Occupational Therapy programme on the independence of ADL by persons with dementia who are
institutionalized. This programme is based on the recovery of the cognitive functions.
This study tested the hypothesis that there would be a difference in the 12 month
progression of structural hand impairment and hand function between a group of patients with
early RA who received static resting splints and those that did not.
Pain is one of the most incapacitating symptoms because it is a complex experience that
includes sensory and emotional perceptions, in which sensory, affective, cognitive,
behavioral, cultural and social characteristics interact. Around 79% of advanced cancer
cases present pain.
There is evidence that non-pharmacological therapeutic activities are useful for controlling
oncological pain and other symptoms resulting from such diseases.
This study ... Read More
The purpose of this study is to discover the health status of occupational drivers. The
health status includes data collection of body mass index, blood pressure, central obesity,
anxiety scale scores, smoking habit and related cessation therapy, etc.
To date, there are no studies that demonstrate that the intervention of Occupational Therapy
(OT) in patients considered to be complex, regardless of diagnosis, could improve clinical
and functional outcome for the patient.
For this reason, we intend to undertake a study that will allow us to deepen the knowledge
about the impact of the OT on in-hospital patients considered "complex" according to the
assessment by the Rehabilitation Complexity Scale (RCS ... Read More